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August 25, 2006

Dems Campaign On Katrina Fearmongering

I guess fearmongering, and suggesting your lives may well be in danger if you vote for the wrong party, is okay so long you're on the right left side.

Nuance, baby.

Hurricane Katrina convulsed the nation with its massive destruction. Now Democrats believe it could wreak havoc again in a tide of voter resentment that could sweep Republicans from power.

On the verge of Katrina's one-year anniversary, Democrats from New Orleans to New Haven, Conn., to New York are launching a coordinated political assault on the Bush administration's response to the devastation that struck the Gulf Coast.

Democratic lawmakers began arriving in the stricken region Thursday, making a stand that will culminate Monday when about 20 House Democrats convene in Bay St. Louis, Miss., for a town hall meeting. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (news, bio, voting record) of Louisiana plans to deliver the Democratic response to President Bush's Saturday radio address.

Party leaders sense that the Bush administration's performance in the aftermath of last year's hurricanes and lingering problems rebuilding the region are as politically damaging to the president β€” and by extension, other Republicans β€” as the war in Iraq.

"The bad thing is that no matter what happens in Iraq, Katrina is done," Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean said in an interview Thursday. "It happened. You can't undo it. It's a huge scar."

Hmmm... making a coordinated political attack to coincide with a major disaster that cost human lives to reap some political advantage from the opposing party's perceived weakness on the issues.

Gee, if Republicans were permitted to do that, they'd have a few issues to discuss, huh?

There has not yet been a hurricane this season, or at least not one touching the US.

I question the timing.

Karl Rove can get those weather-control-machines on-line fast enough when it suits his purposes, but he seem to be willing to permit (assist?) Asian men in blowing up US airplanes.


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